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What kind of tang is this?

frankc

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This came with the 300 gallon tank I bought. The previous owner called it a marsupial tang, but I can't find anything like that. The closest picture I could find was maybe the epaulette, mostly based on the stripe at the base of the tail, but those don't seem to have much marking other than a shoulder patch, which this one does not have.

 
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frankc

frankc

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Thanks, that definitely looks like what it is.

It seems to be a very peaceful fish and it hangs out with the hippo and yellow tangs that also came with the tank like the Three Amigos. I have one other Acanthurus in the tank - an Atlantic blue - it is more shy but they all seem to get along.

16 inches, hmm, looks like I may be upgrading to a 1000 gallon some day. ha ha.
 
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frankc

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Thanks Zhenya. It was similar in size to the others - about 3-4 inches. Unfortunately it, and the yellow and Atlantic blue, died of velvet a little over a month ago.
 
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